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Party Season October 15, 2017

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Party season has begun. My first Halloween party last night. We did a super hero murder mystery, and it was great fun. It’s been a long time since I’ve been up to the Cleveland Halloween party. Next weekend, I think I have four parties.

Work is going apace. Working my way through totes of new Hardcovers at Sprawl. Main had their FOL Big Book Sale this weekend. Waiting to hear if I get an interview for a few positions.

In Audiobooks, I ran out of time on Ship of Fools, so I listened to Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency. Now, I’m working on A Memory of Light.

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Ground Breaking October 5, 2017

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We had our Ground Breaking ceremony this week, for the new branch. It was a very bright and shiny day. Some good talks, and a very heartfelt speech by one of our volunteens. Then a group of kids, then a group of adults got to turn the dirt. Actual work should be getting started very soon.

A quiet week, otherwise. Birthdays of friends and family, and more Halloween prep. I’ve had a pretty quiet week, with a quiet weekend ahead. Though I may finally take a trip to the IKEA, just to check it out.

Still working on Ship of Fools, I think I’ve got a Pratchett up next.

Autumn Chill October 1, 2017

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Autumn has come, and the days are bright and cool. At least at the end of the week, the first couple days were hot enough, that they let the kids out of school early on Monday and Tuesday. Pretty quiet except for that. It’s the calm before the Halloween storm of parties. 😉

Did hang out with friends this weekend, worked on my painting and had a wine and chocolate tasting. Still working on the Robin Hobb. The narrator has a sleepy voice, but it’s an interesting story.

Autumn Colors September 24, 2017

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Fall has finally fallen, though it is, of course, warmer this week than it has been recently. The leaves are turning, the pumpkin spice and apple cider flow. We had our fall party last night, it was nice and relaxed. The week was pretty quiet. Did not get the job, but applied for a couple others. My car hit 200,000 miles this week as well.

I did, finally finish the Robert Jordan. Now I’m trying out a new Robin Hobb: Ship of Fools. The narrator has a quiet, soft voice, and I haven’t quite figured out what’s going on, yet. Currently watching the newest Alien movie.

Hope everyone had a good week, and more to come.

Kingdom Hearts September 16, 2017

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It has been a fairly quiet week. The library is getting back to school year rhythm. Though there were a lot more kids yesterday during the day than expected, and a whole ton after school let out. One of our biggest Friday after-school snack days. The boss is back at Sprawl, for a bit, and I’m chugging away at the Glen Cook paperbacks.

I did have an interview this week, which I’ll hear back from soon. Super excited about the opportunity. Even got a haircut.

New, short haircut.

Was happy to get back to gaming this week, and get my curiosity back. Also, playing a lot of Kingdom Hearts this week because I got the Remix for my birthday. It’s still fun after all these years. On the reading front, I’m slowly working my way through Towers of Midnight, for another week. It’s a LONG one.

Labor Day Done September 7, 2017

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It was a nice long weekend of relaxing and not accomplishing much beyond laundry. I did drop off my car to get it fixed, but most of the work was done after the holiday, and now my car drives smooth as ever. Yay!

All the schools have started up again, so my mornings at the library are pretty quiet. We’re reorganizing some of our sections to see if we can up the check-out rates in audio books.  At Sprawl, I’m getting back into Glen Cook’s collection, while Mowgli sorts books he sent back from his WorldCon trip to Europe.

Coming up is some time with the puppy, and some playing of Kingdom Hearts remastered on the PS4. But first, I’m going to a conference tomorrow: 2017 ASIS&T Midwest Regional Conference.

I finished The Republic of Thieves, and Maurice and His Educated Rodents. Now I’m into Towers of Midnight. I’ll finish The Wheel of Time some day soonish, just one more after this.

End of August August 31, 2017

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Another quiet week at work, with lots of shelf-reading. Finished up the current contents of Collection 3 and started into Collection 2 (Glen Cook) at Sprawl. Pretty quiet and peaceful.

Had a weekend with friends. Started a paint-by-number at Girls’ Night In. we’re going to keep working on them over the next few gatherings, as well. I’ve got a quiet weekend ahead, probably car repairs.

Paint-by-Number Sunset, halfway done

Listened to The Princess Diarist and The Witch’s Vacuum Cleaner and Other Stories, and am most of the way through The Republic of Thieves. Next up is The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents.

Looking Forward August 24, 2017

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Eclipse on Monday was awesome. We had about 600 people through our branch of the library. I left before the show got started, and the clouds came in. I ended up not getting glasses, so I watched it on Nasa’s website and various cameras. Was fun to see the different views.

Work was quiet after that, with all the kids going back to school. One more week alone at Sprawl. Looking towards my next job. Not a lot of openings right now, but I’ve put out one application, and I’m still looking.

Renewed my lease this week as well, looking forward to getting some car repairs in September when I don’t have to pay rent (because I already did when I moved in). Might even get a new kitchen sink cabinet and a peephole in my front door. We shall see what the maintenance folks say.

Finished Mogworld (Yahtzee Croshaw), now I’ve got lots of books to read, of course. The Princess Diarist (Carrie Fisher), The Republic of Thieves (Scott Lynch), and The Witch’s Vacuum Cleaner and Other Stories (Terry Pratchett) from the library. NPCs (Drew Hayes) and The Mists of Avalon (Marion Zimmer Bradley) from Audible.

Back to School.. or Look Ma, I’m Posting August 19, 2017

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The kids are slowly trickling out of the library and back to school. Things are returning to quiet. And I’m on the hunt for my next move. Not as easy as it sounds.

Nearly done with the last (current) bit of collection three at Sprawl, then on to Glen Cook’s until the boss gets back. Massive construction on the road, and high volume at the other half of the warehouse has made it quite a month.

Eclipse on Monday, I’ll probably stay at work for our program to view it, unless I get another offer. Looking forward to another girl’s night next weekend, oil paint and all.

Finished Mocking Jay, and Fool Moon again, and now I’m listening to Mogworld by Yatzee Croshaw. Ridiculous and fun, as expected. Lots of books on hold, so luck of the draw will determine what I go on to next.

Yay, Thursday! August 10, 2017

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Did a better job of time-management this week, so I’m actually posting on Thursday. Good job, me.

Not much going on, though. Reported my weekend when I posted on Sunday. Final week of the Summer Reading Club, for the procrastinators. Raffle prizes being picked up. I’ve still got most of my coupons to use. Some of my coworkers are planning a boardgame night sometime.

I’m alone at Sprawl this month. Going through the last few totes of random things, then a couple boxes. I’ve got all of the Glen Cook collection to go through when I’m done.

I finished The Gathering Storm, and now I’m listening to Mockingjay while I wait for my holds to come through.